Development Engineering Director

Development Engineering Director

Job Title: Development Engineering Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wimborne, Dorset
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 894586_1530288432
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 29, 2018 17:07

Job Description

Your knowledge of Systems Engineering & Design Verification and experience of implementation of engineering strategy for people, tools and processes, will play a crucial part in ensuring the delivery of systems and design capabilities. As a member of the Engineering Leadership team and Functional Discipline Head you will use your extensive background as a Quality Control Manager you will use your deep discipline domain knowledge, with experience in the application of the discipline to the entire design life cycle from inception to delivery.

You will be working for a global leader in state of the art aerospace and defence systems. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant environment.

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About the job:

The client requires a Development Engineering Director - Systems Engineering & Design Verification to lead and manage the functional excellence for the Systems Engineering and Design Verification discipline including: technical leadership; governance; quality of output; recruitment, performance management; professional development; competence; capability; reporting; budgets and KPIs for the discipline engineering team. This job includes:
*Provide domain Subject Matter Expertise (Mechanical, Fluids, Avionics & Electrical) input into Integrated Project Teams and Product Development Teams
*Own and action a functional People Plan to address, Talent, Recruitment, Succession
*Ensure the discipline engineering team activities and output complies with company & legislative procedures, specifications and industry best practice
*Ownership, delivery, development, deployment and maintenance of discipline engineering policy and processes which enable effective and efficient delivery of development programmes and for implementing System Design Review lifecycle practice
*To develop and ensure consistent methodologies and tools are used throughout the discipline in line with the BMS process frameworks and the Engineering strategy
*Identify areas for coordinated improvement, to improve engineering skills, processes, and knowledge for the discipline
*To be the point of escalation; provide governance through approval/authorisation of deliverables and to provide Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE) signatory for the discipline
*Secure external discipline service providers for work package outsource opportunities

About You:

To be suitable for the Development Engineering Director - Systems Engineering & Design Verification job, you will have a deep discipline domain knowledge, with experience in the application of the discipline to the entire design life cycle from inception to delivery. You will need a degree in engineering (or demonstrated expertise/domain knowledge) and experience in managing a discipline engineering team. You will require excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills, and have demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate progressive change in processes, practices and measures of performance.

An understanding and experience of the practical implementation of systems engineering processes including: ARP4754 & ISO15288 is needed, as is a solid understanding and significant 'hands on' experience of environmental, functional and performance qualification & certification aspects of aerospace equipment & systems.

Development Engineering Director - Systems Engineering & Design Verification

Keywords: Systems Engineering, Design Verification, Product design, Test, Aerospace, V model, Project Management, Lifecycle, Director, Manager, Team leader.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a permanent position.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.